IPP awarded Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation for their prison security refresh

SUMMARY
IPP’s security refresh of the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC) in Ravenhall and the Marngoneet Corrections Centre (MCC) is considered by the Victoria Department of Justice and Regulation as one of Victoria’s most successful security projects ever undertaken.

IPP’s ROLE
• Risk Assessment & Assurance
• Security Infrastructure & Design
• Project management
• Procurement strategy and support

BRIEF

Appointed by Cushman Wakefield (Facility Managers of both prisons operated by Corrections Victoria) IPP Project Managers delivered a $13 million Security Technology refresh project. The refresh included creating a detailed performance specification for the following security systems: Fibre Optic Security Backbone, CCTV cameras and Video Management System, Access Control System, Prisoner Movement System, Under Vehicle Detection System and the Main Security Control Room.

SOLUTION

The multi-disciplinary team from IPP worked closely with the prison staff and management team to undergo the security refresh efficiently and with minimal disruption to the ongoing operation of the prison. During the project, a riot occurred causing $11 million damage to the prisons and delaying the fifteen-month project by three months. This changed the focus of the project to rectification and repair of the systems to enable the prison to return to operation prior to continuing the refresh project.

OUTCOME

As this project was delivered on time and within budget despite the interruption of the riot, both prisons could continue operations quickly and with minimal repercussions. IPPs success with this project and the rectification program following the riot meant widespread recognition of our work and the presentation of the Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation. The Security Refresh project has been recognized by the Department of Justice and Regulation in Victoria as one of the most successful security projects ever undertaken.

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